25 June 2000
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In its suit against Emmanuel Goldstein and 2600, the MPAA has sought to protect the identities of its anti-piracy employees for fear that they will be targeted. I agree that some employees in sensitive areas may need protection, but since the MPAA sought to bar public release of all of it depositions (including those of publicity seeking high-profile members), I feel that they are using the court to censor testimony that shows the absurdity of their case.
Thankfully, Judge Kaplan limited censorship just to the names and personal information of anti-piracy employees. If the MPAA is seeking to prevent the court from revealing names that the MPAA itself has already made public, then I would submit that any claims of damage by the court revealing names would be groundless.
To this end, I have transcribed a list of anti-piracy employees that the MPAA has publicly released. I hope that if any of these people submit depositions, that their already-revealed names are not censored and are released with their statements. Otherwise, the MPAA does not take the safety of their own employees seriously and are trying to mislead the court.
The following names were transcribed from the employee list given by the voice mail system of the MPAA Video Piracy Hotline. The availability of this list was first publicized June 6th, 2000, on Emmanuel Goldstein's radio show "Off the Hook." The list below was transcribed over two weeks after that date, giving the MPAA more than enough time to remove any entries for sensitive employees.
To hear this list:
Dial * to pick a mailbox.
Dial # to list the names.
Dial 2 and "#" to list names starting with "A".
Listen to names; press 2 after each name is pronounce to listen to the next one.
Approximately 155 names and/or mailboxes are listed. I have not double checked this list for accuracy because my purpose is not to identify anti-piracy MPAA employees, but to show that the MPAA may be identifying its own anti-piracy employees.
PPMG Peat Marwick
Chinese Film Festival
CSATS Training Program
I9 administraion Section
Carol Lambordinni - Senior Vice President of Business and Legal affairs
J. J. Markee
Cheryl Moljnmm, asst. to Carol Lambordinni
More Wide amplifier Seat
3rd Floor Conf Room
Josephine Jody Buckley
Linda Shear, MPAA Laboratory
Susan Sparta and/or Jan Norman